REFORMING THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT: WHAT IS TO BE DONE?
Producer Mark Cohen
The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel, which issues legal opinions to the Executive Branch, provided the Bush Administration with the legal rationale for its torture practices and, perhaps, a legal safe harbor from prosecution. In its firing of nine U.S. attorneys, critics charge that the Bush Justice Department elevated political loyalty over professionalism. Dan Marcus, associate attorney general under President Clinton and general counsel to the 9/11 Commission, offers suggestions on reforming DOJ and restoring its credibility. (Host: Angela Davis)